Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award?winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything?until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant?a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood?the promise and peril of growing up?and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062472663
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Miles, Robin
OverDrive, Inc

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spiderfelt_0
Jun 22, 2017

Woodson perfectly captures the magic of friendship between girls growing up together in difficult circumstances. She painted a crystal clear picture of the times, and of the places that filled their lives and the strength they drew from each other.

smc_1 Jan 21, 2017

A transporting listen (or read) about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn. Poetic, musical language; about memory, love, youth. Best audiobook in a long time!

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dutcheja
Oct 14, 2016

I don't think I've ever given a book a single star but this book has to be the dumbest book I've ever read/listened to. There are 3 cb's in this audiobook. Disc 1 is about this small town in the south. It's quirky and funny and I really enjoyed it. I anxiously put in disc 2 and had absolutely no idea what was going on!! It's like a whole other book. It's dark and solemn. I listened to the whole disc and never figured out why the switch. I put in disc 3 hoping all the pieces would come together but it was about 5 minutes long and the the credits rolled. I was left hanging, I never did figure it out. It was a total waste of my time.

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